May 28, 2016

Dry Salted Fish and Bream Recalled for Possible Botulism

Krasnyi Oktyabr Inc. in Brooklyn, New York, is recalling Vobla (Roach) Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish and Bream Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. This bacteria produces a toxin that can cause illness and death. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalled products are sold in un-coded clear, vacuum pack plastic bags. Each bag weighs 5.29 ounces. The Vobla (Roach) Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish has a UPC number of 4606495-001308. The Bream - Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish has a UPC number of 4606495001346. The fish was imported from Russia and sold to retail stores in New York and California from February through April, 2016. Routine sampling and inspection by … [Read more...]

Mary’s Home Canning Recalls Soup for Possible Botulism

Mary's Home Canning is recalling Mary's Homemade Vegetable Soup because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This bacteria can cause life-threatening illness or death. The bacteria will not make the product, look, taste, or smell spoiled. The FDA found that the pH of the product was high (a low pH discourages bacterial growth), and the soups were not adequately processed at the proper temperature. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is Mary's Homemade Vegetable Soup in 16 ounce jars and in 32 ounce jars. It was distributed in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware in retail stores and at farmer's markets. The product is in a clear glass jar with white screw top lid. The label reads in part, "Mary's Home Made Vegetable Soup ... Heat and … [Read more...]

Mustard Relish Recalled in Canada for Possible Botulism

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and HardyWares Preserves is recalling Mustard Relish because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This bacteria can cause life-threatening illness, even though the food does not look, smell, or taste contaminated. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is HardyWares brand Mustard Relish in 250 ml packages. The code on the product is "Packaged on: Dec 3, 2015. There is no UPC number on the product. If you purchased this recalled product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. The symptoms of Clostridium botulinum food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, … [Read more...]

Dried Yellow Fish Recalled for Possible Botulism

WD Import and Export of Brooklyn, New York is recalling bulk unlabeled cardboard boxes of Dried Yellow Fish because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This bacteria can cause life-threatening illness or death. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The product, Dried Yellow Fish, was sold in bulk unlabeled and un-coded cardboard boxes. It is a product of China. The fish was sold in retail stores in New York City. The fish was not properly eviscerated before it was packaged for sale. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspection confirmed the fish was not properly processed. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed or doubled bagged package so other … [Read more...]

Uneviscerated Fish Recalled in Minnesota for Botulism Risk

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is alerting Metro-area customers to avoid eating dried uneviscerated fish after the MDA and the City of Brooklyn Park discovered the product was being sold at three grocery stores. These fish products can result in potentially deadly botulism poisoning if the internal organs are not completely removed. There are no reports of illness associated with this product. The fish was sold at three stores: African International Market and Value Foods African Market, both in Brooklyn Park, and Fountains African Food Market in Crystal. The fish are pike and bony fish varieties. Fish that are salted, smoked, are over 5" in length, and are pike, kuta, or bony fish variety may not be eviscerated. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it … [Read more...]

Jafflz Recalled in Utah for Possible Botulism Risk

Du Monde Gourmet of Park City, UT  is recalling approximately 235 pounds of ready-to-eat Jafflz pocket sandwich products because they may contain Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, and/or Clostridium botulinum. These bacteria are associated with temperature abuse. At the time of the recall there had been no confirmed reports of illness but consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as they can cause serious illness. The recalled products were shipped to retail locations in Utah and have the code “EST. 48106” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They include: 24-count cases containing 4-6 pieces of “Jafflz Retro Pocket Sandwiches Pasghetti Jaffles with Italian Meat Sauce;" 24-count cases “Jafflz retro pocket Sandwiches Classic Jaffles with Bacon, Egg and … [Read more...]

Harmless Harvest Thailand Sent FDA Warning Letter

The FDA sent a warning letter to Harmless Harvest Thailand last month, telling them that their 100% Raw Coconut Water products are considered hazardous, since they are processed in a manner that does not comply with the juice Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems regulation.  The juice products are considered adulterated within the meaning of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act. The firm provided documentation and information about the processing methods used to make this product. Those methods did not meet the FDA's regulation. The micro filtration process, risk assessment for that process, the HACCP plan and manual, and documentation about High Pressure Processing (HPP) were not adequate. The company must included control measures that will consistency … [Read more...]

Swimomish Fish Company Recalls Salmon Bacon for Possible Botulism

The Swimomish Fish Company is voluntarily recalling Native Catch Salmon Bacon because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The product was distributed in Western Washington state and Florida. This bacterium can produce toxins that are potentially fatal. Do not use this product even if looks and smells normal. No illnesses or reaction have been reported to date. The recalled products are Native Catch Salmon Bacon in Peppered flavor with UPC number 7 83583 27965 9. The product is sold in 8 ounce and 14 ounce clear vacuum bags with Best By codes 1/23/16 and 3/16/16. Also recalled is Native Catch Salmon Bacon in Traditional flavor with UPC number 7 51778 15900 0. It is also packaged in 8 ounce and 14 ounce clear vacuum bags with Best By codes 1/23/16 and 3/16/16. … [Read more...]

Old Oregon Smokehouse Recalls Tuna for Possible Botulism

Old Oregon Smokehouse is recalling all canned albacore tuna with any codes starting with "OC" because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. This is the eighteenth secondary recall of seafood canned by Skipanon for improper processing and possible botulism. This product was sold from the company's retail stores in Tillamook, Oregon and Rockaway, Oregon. The last date of distribution was September 2015. The product is Albacore Tuna in 6 ounce cans. There is no UPC code on the product. No cases of illnesses have been reported in association with this product. The tuna may have been under processed by the manufacturer, Skipanon Brand Seafood. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard it in a sealed container or return it to the place of purchase for a full … [Read more...]

CS Fishery Recalls Canned Tuna for Possible Botulism

CSFPDX LLC of Oregon is voluntarily recalling all CS Fishery Wild Albacore Tuna with any codes starting with "OC" because they may be contaminated with botulism toxin. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recall only affects the CS Fishery Wild Albacore Tuna in cans, net weight 64 ounces (4 pounds). The code is OCK 16APR2017 on the bottom or the top of the can. Skipanon Brand Seafoods packed this product, so this is a secondary recall. Other canned seafood products with this brand name, including 7.5 ounce cans of Wild Line Caught Albacore Tuna are not affected by this recall. The recalled item was sold to consumers at the company's retail location or distributed to retail stores and wholesalers in Oregon. The last date of … [Read more...]

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